Qatar has reported a strong rebound in cruise tourism following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, with passenger numbers and cruise calls almost back to normal.
Qatar is expanding its cruise destination credentials with its first ever exclusive homeporting deal with a cruise line.
Qatar is gearing up for its busiest cruise season on record as Dubai bounces back from the unprecedented disruption the COVID-19 pandemic forced on the cruise industry.
Qatar has developed a new cruise terminal in Doha Port, centrally located adjacent to some of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, and is preparing an “exciting calendar of events” for tourists […]
Qatar is redoubling its efforts to position itself as a major cruise tourism destination through a major partnership with Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) UK & Ireland.
There are 32 cruise itineraries set to sail from Doha for the 2021/22 cruise season, with MSC Cruises and TUI Cruises both interporting between Dubai and Doha for the season. TUI’s Mein […]
MSC Cruises new World-class cruise ship, MSC World Europa, will homeport in Dubai for the winter 2022/23 cruise season, sailing roundtrip in the Arabian Gulf.
The flagship of the Costa Cruises fleet, its first-ever LNG-powered ship and the largest built for a European cruise line, Costa Smeralda, will homeport in Dubai for the winter, 2021/22 cruise season.
Costa Cruises’ third-largest (by a tiny margin) cruise ship Costa Diadema has completed her first-ever roundtrip cruise from the city, the first of 16 during the 2019/2020 Arabian Gulf cruise season, which […]
MSC Cruises has agreed to charter two cruise liners to accommodate fans during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, one of which, MSC Europa, will be the second-largest class of cruise ship […]
P&O Cruises on Tuesday released its new 2019 TV advert for the UK market, putting Dubai and the Arabian Gulf front-and-centre for the first time on primetime programming.
Doha Port in Qatar received a port call from MSC Lirica this week for the first time, as the ship began her new Arabian Gulf cruise season sailing roundtrip out of Dubai.
Qatar has seen a significant boost to its cruise tourism numbers in the first six months of 2018, largely as a result of Dubai’s dominance as a cruise hub in the region, […]
Doha sits on the east coast of Qatar, a nation occupying its own peninsula jutting into the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf.
When the Gulf Crisis kicked off in June this year, with the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries cutting all trade and diplomatic ties with Qatar, it was anticipated that the […]